Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I am seeing flags all over Bay View.

These are just a few.

John M. Hall Auditorium

Mmm...cherry pie!

My flower box

THe Speaker's Stand with the auditorium in the background.

What I THOUGHT was a random cottage,
actually owned by a friend

WHO lives in Pittsburgh!
We will be neighbors
I loved the reflection of the flag in the window.

Woman's Council

Woman's Council meets once a week.
We have a business meeting,
a program, 
and a tea.

This program was about "Generations"
and the trends associated with them.

ladies listening raptly,

I love the tea.

Everything is so perfect and dainty.
THe most delicious pineapple punch was served.

So refreshing!

It's not just for ladies.
Mr. came too!

Monday, July 11, 2011


Our cousin came to visit...
and learned to ride a bike!

Bathing beauties

 A sporty cousin fishing for freshwater crayfish
using bacon for bait.

 heart-shaped potato chip


On the pier
after a swim

Our lovely beach

I love the view 
of the crowded beach
with the sail house in the background.

It makes me feel as though I am living in a beautiful painting.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

More 4th!

We had...
Flexing muscles
Eating corn

Drinking soda

Soaking in the hot tub



 S'more eating
Fish catching,

Too tired to get up kind of fun!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

4th of July, family-style

Hometown celebrations don't get better
than in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
where the sun doesn't set
until nearly 11PM.

Actually we were rained out on the 4th.
The peace of Perch lake was disturbed on the 3rd 
for a private family show.
Lucky us.

Pet Parade theme this year was Mardi Gras.
The crowd love it.
So did the kids.
They loved the bead throwing.

Once again, Rick did a super job at the water fight.
It's all fun and games
until they spray the crowd!

Phil took some water...

The holiday spread....

Grandma in her Mardi Gras beads.

More later!